A medical emergency can occur at any moment, and for many patients the emergency department is the first place they turn. Our specialized care team of physicians and caregivers will provide a plan of care upon arrival and will answer any questions patients and families may have.
During an emergency medical situation, time is critical. Regional Health emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our team is prepared to handle nearly any medical emergency that comes through the doors. In addition, air and ground transport is available for our patients to all our healing environments.
In an emergency, medical staff attend to patients with the most urgent medical needs first. A triage nurse sees patients immediately after they come through the doors. Triage nurses are specially trained to separate minor needs from major emergencies. This allows our staff to determine the level of care needed.
Emergency Medicine Specialists
The physicians and nurses in our emergency department are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and are trained to provide a full range of medical care for patients of all ages with all types of medical needs, from minor illnesses and injuries to life-threatening emergencies. In addition, physicians provide on-call coverage 24 hours a day to respond, if needed, to a medical emergency.